Ever since independent film company TBA Studios started three years ago, the film industry hasn’t been the same. With blockbuster movie hits such as Heneral Luna, I’m Drunk, I Love You, Bliss, and Sunday Beauty Queen under its belt, it’s quite impossible to deny their capacity to become a powerhouse in the industry.
Last July 26, TBA Studios executive producers E.A. Rocha and Fernando Ortigas began their launch with major announcements on the company’s most recent partnership deals with one of the biggest local telecommunications company, Globe Telecom. Together with Globe Studios, TBA Studios is co-producing several projects, including the much awaited follow-up to Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna — Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. Globe will also provide marketing support for Mikhail Red’s Birdshot, the studio’s official entry to the forthcoming Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino festival.
A few more exciting film projects to look forward to from the studio are Carlo Obispo’s 1-2-3, the family drama movie that opened last year’s Cinemalaya Festival, and Sheron Dayoc’s Women of the Weeping River, which took home top prizes from the recently concluded 40th Gawad Urian Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. And let’s not forget the film that we’ve all been waiting for is the chilling crime thriller Smaller and Smaller Circles, directed by Raya Martin, based on the bestselling novel of F.H. Batacan will soon be released as well.